I scream, you scream, we all scream at local haunts and tours! Throughout the month of October, City Tours MKE offers a Milwaukee Haunted History City Tour and Pub Crawl. Telling the bone-chilling tales at stops throughout the city, the two-hour tour tells the tales of our city’s urban legends and ghost stories that will make you wonder just what is going “bump” in the night. Bring the whole family on the Haunted History City Tour or pick up some liquid courage on your way with the pub crawl tour.
For a tour of Milwaukee’s forgotten past, lurking in the shadows of history, check out A spook-takcular night of storytelling with Gothic Milwaukee at Alverno College’s Pitman Theatre. Join local paranormal expert Anna for an evening of delightfully macabre tales of Milwaukee’s most iconic haunts. From shipwrecked souls on the shores of Lake Michigan to some of the city’s most eerie specters, the spellbinding storytelling of Anna will bring some of Milwaukee’s past to life and make your imagination run wild.
Experience the spine-tingling thrill of exploring an iconic local relic in complete and utter darkness at the Pabst Mansion this fall with the mansion’s Illuminating the Dark Tours. Offered after hours on weekends and Halloween, this special tour is only offered in October and allows you to explore the dimly lit mansion to view seldom-seen corners and compartments of the historic building. See the Pabst Mansion in a whole new light, just a keep an eye out for the captain!
One of the five most haunted bars in the nation, explore the former speakeasy’s sordid past with Hangman Tours of Shaker’s Cigar Bar for an hour of eerie tales, haunted spaces, and close-up experiences with spirits themselves. As you make your way around the building, hear the tales of the specters roaming the halls and just maybe experience one for yourself. Please be advised, while highly entertaining, these tours are more appropriate for adults.
What would Halloween be without a haunted house? The Hill Has Eyes in Franklin boasts more than 45 acres and four frightening experiences for more than 60 minutes of sheer terror. Begin at the alarming Failed Escape before shuddering through the Hunger Hold and knee-knocking Carni Vore before finally finishing at the Dead End. Each with their different brand of terror, the four haunts will more than satiate your haunted house itch…until next year. If 60 minutes of pure fear doesn’t sound like your type of night out, The Rock’s Milky Way Drive-In hosts Friday night Fright Nights all October long. Enjoy classics like Beetlejuice, Scream, and Halloween to enjoy a horror movie from the comfort of your car. Not a fan of the genre? The drive-in offers family-friendly films before the gore starts!